SPEAKER: Chase Gray
VENUE: Amoco Hall, Swearingen Building
TIME: 3:30pm-4:30pm on Nov 14th (Friday)
BIO: Chase graduated from USC with a Master's in computer science in 2008. During his last year in school, he started Ratchet Software and launched its primary product, MyHealthcareSource.com to provide parsing and processing of healthcare financial data in an easy to use format. Ratchet Software was doing well, so he relocated to South America and continued to focus building the business over the next few years. In 2012 he accepted an offer at Wildfire Interactive, which was acquired by Google a few weeks later. At Google he focused on integrating Wildfire's analytics suite with Google systems and moving some of their products to Google's new JS Framework, AngularJS. In 2014, Chase left Google to join a team of ex-googlers and Ph.Ds to make it possible for anyone to collect useful data using drones from a simple interface on any device. At DroneDeploy Chase mostly focuses on the AngularJS frontend which is used to communicate with and control the drones as well as analyze the maps being created while the drone is still in the air.